It's BAD BUSINESS to run the sheep away!
When Thorp, Revere, and Humble published their books the industry went paranoid if not nuts. They changed the rules and reacted as if they were going to go broke.
We all saw it from the 60's to the 80's, they clamped down and ran off their customers. The tables visatations became less. So less overall profits.
Besides whom do you know whom has the mathematical background of Thorp? Who has the Experience of Revere? The Bankroll and team as Uston had?
If anything the books helped the industry. Why, because MOST players only know enough to hurt themselves even more than when they were COMPLETELY ignorant and INCOMPETENT.
Visit RENO, VEGAS, Laughlin. etc., and think back on the REAL BUZY times. TWENTY SIX states now offer gambling and we are in a recession. Not to mention the STOCK MARKET hit a rcord low not since 1929.
What does it all add up too? The greedy thug owners better dump the anti-counter routine paranoia and quit shuffling up everytime a large bet is put out.
How many of us care to go back to a casino that shuffles up and reacts like they have no sportsmanship? You label them as chimsey and say "THEY HAVE NO CLASS".
Look at RENO, that had a 35% less crowd in Reno last summer, followed by 45% less returns this summer. Look at the Closed Casinos.
THE HANDWRITING IS ON THE WALL! But will the industry wake up in Time?